Cardinal Club
18 NE 28th Avenue
Portland, OR 97232

It’s beginning to look a lot like fall in the Pacific Northwest. In Portland, that means it’s time to cozy up with your two and four-legged friends for great mixed and non-mixed drinks while listening to some classic vinyl records. If you happen to be visiting Rip City and forgot to bring your 45s, the Cardinal Club has your back. You also forgot your Old Fashioned mix kit? This local “bar/kitchen” knows you too well.

After your pup has had his/her fun at the Laurelhurst Park off-leash area, get yours at the Cardinal Club. A hop, skip, and 13 minute walk away from the park, you’ll find dog friendly outdoor seating, people friendly cocktails, and chickpea fries.

Because we all get 11 PM cravings for seasonal food like hanger steak with chimichurri (so in right now), fried corncakes, and fresh desserts, the Cardinal Club serves late-night. Clams and watermelon salad? There’s that too.

While the food is all deliciously mouthwatering for both human and canine, dogs must bring their own treats. Also, remember a jacket when you stop by this hot inner-eastside spot with your pooch. Fall means cold, and even though you have your love to keep you warm, those sidewalk benches don’t heat themselves.

If you’re flying human friends only, you’ll enjoy the speakeasy-meets-saloon feel of the indoors that can only be described as warm, classic, quiet, and low-key. It’s an intimate space to snuggle up with someone special (next best after your dog, of course) underneath a string of lights or a framed picture of the young John McEnroe. We appreciate that, the new whiskey selection, the Fond Farewell, the International Velvet…you get the picture.

Caitlin Halla

Caitlin is a CA-born writer recently making her home in the Pacific Northwest. She is the mother of two pups, a tiny Pomapoo named Ninny Nincompoop Falcor the White and a precocious GSP aptly named Gunner (@thegunner). While new to Portland, she has quickly reached expert status when it comes to off-leash dog parks, coffee shops, and the city’s best food carts.